Cozy Culottes

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SWEATER | VINTAGE CULOTTES ($, $$, $$$$$$$) | SHOES | SIMILAR PURSE

These culottes were new to me about a year ago, but they were lovingly found from the thrift store so who actually knows when they are from. When I first saw them I was unsure if I like culottes, but my grandmother swore that she used to wear them all the time and she loved them. And if there is one thing I have learned, it’s that when in doubt you follow your grandmother’s fashion advice because somehow everything she thought was stylish will come back around. Culottes are definitely not the exception here! They have been super popular and I have seen them everywhere. And I definitely am going to be picking up another pair (or two or three…). I listed some of my favorites right now above, so check them out :)

I am heading up to New Hampshire for the weekend for Easter and I am so excited to be home but they still have so much snow!! I am down here trying to break out all my summer clothes and sandals and I will probs end up having to pack fur and boots! JK… But really who ever knows with this New England weather!

Hope you all have an amazing Easter filled with family, friends, and lots and lots of peeps!

XO, k

DIY Valentine’s Day Arrows

Anthropologie knock off Valentine's day arrows (diy tutorial)

So Valentine’s day.. Of course I love it because if anyone loves love, I do. But I have never been that mushy about it. Charlie and I have had a handful to celebrate together and each time we just do something special like make a nice dinner and sometimes (hint hint) he gets me flowers which is my favorite thing ever. But this is our first Valentine’s day living together and I thought it would be fun if I made a few cute little decorations to put around the apartment!

I saw these cute little arrows at Anthropologie and knew that they would make the best decorations that aren’t overly Valentine’sy but pretty and unique. You can make a handful of these in a few hours, so give it a try and in the end I promise these little arrows will, at least, make you smile (as long as you aren’t still in Grinch mode from Christmas).

Anthropologie knock off Valentine's day arrows (diy tutorial) Anthropologie knock off Valentine's day arrows (diy tutorial) Anthropologie knock off Valentine's day arrows (diy tutorial) Anthropologie knock off Valentine's day arrows (diy tutorial) Anthropologie knock off Valentine's day arrows (diy tutorial)

1. Materials: fabric of your choice (you won’t need a lot at all), barbecue skewers, thread, needle or sewing machine

2. Cut out triangles in your fabric. Sew the long sides of the triangle, leaving the bottom undone.

3. Flip the triangle so that the seams are on the inside, using the skewer to poke the top out.

4. Sew the bottom of the triangle and poke the skewer through the sewn seam. This will be a tight fit and will keep it on the top of it.

5. This is the creative part. Cut out the “feathers” from your fabric and then stitch around it so that it outlines the shape. I added lines to make it look more like a feather, but you can be as creative as you want here. You should also use a contrasting thread so that you can really see these lines!

6. Using your thread to attach the feathers to your skewer.

7. Double knot the thread and put it through your fabric first. Then wrap the thread around your fabric and skewer, securing them together. Loop it through the thread and knot at the end.

8. Put your absolutely adorable knew arrows on your table or wall and get in that Valentine’s day spirit, because all you need is love!

XO, k

 

DIY Feather Garland

DIY Tutorial: How to make your own golden feather garland

So I know Christmas is in a few days and all, but here you go incase you needed any last minute decorations (in actuality I think I will keep this one up all year long.. SHH! don’t tell!) I saw something similar to this gold feather garland at Anthropologie and fell in love and I just knew I had to try it myself. And it’s an easy one. As in you can finish it and have it hanging in less than an hour!

DIY Tutorial: How to make your own golden feather garland DIY Tutorial: How to make your own golden feather garland DIY Tutorial: How to make your own golden feather garland

Materials: White feathers, metallic gold paint (which I am not obsessed with and have a feeling I will be covering everything in), paintbrush, string, hot glue gun, bark

First, paint the design on your feathers. I chose stripes, polka dots, and some solids. It is super easy, just try to remember to pat the paint on or brush with the grain of the feathers to avoid getting your feathers in a bunch. Let these dry.

Secondly, take your pieces of bark and cut them into the shape of feathers. Take the gold paint and paint the bottoms densely and use a lighter touch as you go upward to get the ombre effect. I think these alone are sooo pretty and want to do a ton more!!

Thirdly, use the glue gun to glue the feathers (both real and bark) onto the string in your desired pattern!

ALL DONE! :) So easy and so pretty.

I really hope you all try this one cause I love it.

XO, k